Restricting Hip turn
Flat right foot coming into the ball
Holding the lag
Making a full turn
Keeping your head down
Some of my favorite tension creating, injury making and shank producing cliches.
All of these things have one thing in common. The body most likely won’t want to do them when you try to force them and bad golf shots and injury are usually the result.
Something I am trying really hard to understand. I am not trying to start a pissing contest, or debates on differences in ideology. I am just trying to understand why we are all trying to contort our bodies so much.
Why are we constantly looking to do things to our body that either restrict natural body movement, or create body movements we are not capable of.
Restrict hip turn on back swing-why? So you can hurt your lower back?
Keep the back foot flat as long as possible-why? It can restrict hip turn and lateral hip movement on the downswing.
Holding the lag isolates the hands from the rest of the body.
Making a full turn usually ends up in a long swing with extra hip turn, arm swing, hand set…and a HUUUUUUGE casting motion with all sorts of power loss…forcing you to hold the lag.
Keeping your head down???? LOL
Who came up with that peach?
I have never seen that one do anything but turn the golf swing into an arm wave with no weight shift and/or the head actually moving down toward the ball.
Thank God no one ever told Annaka Sorrenstam and David Duval to keep their head down. The list of people who shot 59 would have two less names on it.
You don’t restrict hip turn. You find out why the hips are turning too much and fix that…usually a shoulder turn that is too flat.
You don’t hold the lag. You find out why you are losing the lag…usually a back swing that is too long trying to “make a full turn.”